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Commission publishes eleven new local visit reports - January 2017

18 January 2017

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland today published eleven new local visit reports.

These include visits to NHS hospital wards and units, a prison, and a young offenders institution.

The reports highlight positive and negative findings from the Commission's visits, four of which were unannounced. They make recommendations for change where necessary. The Commission expects a response to each of its recommendations within three months of the reports being published.

The reports are for:

Stobhill Hospital, Skye House, Glasgow (announced)

Stobhill Hospital, Ailsa Ward, Glasgow (unannounced)

The Priory Hospital, Glasgow (unannounced)

Royal Hospital for Children, National Child Inpatient Unit, Glasgow (announced)

Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Eden male and female wards, Edinburgh (announced)

Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Ward 1, Larbert (announced)

Bellsdyke Hospital, Trystview Ward, Larbert (announced)

HM Prison Perth, Perth (announced)

HM POI Polmont, Falkirk (announced)

Borders General Hospital, Cauldshiels Ward, Melrose (unannounced)

Borders General Hospital, Lindean Ward, Melrose (unannounced)

A Mental Welfare Commission spokesperson said: "We undertake over 100 local visits like these every year. By publishing our reports we hope to help share good practice where we find it, and call for change where services are lacking."

Notes to Editors

The Commission publishes local visit reports once a month on its website.

Local visit reports by health board

Mary Mowat 0131 313 8786